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Chief Master’s directive on estates – including process for life partnerships

The acting Chief Master, Ms Penny Roberts, issued Chief Master’s Directive 9 of 2023 (CMD 9/2023) on 3 November 2023. This directive deals with a variety of deceased estate matters, including the appointment of executors and Master’s representatives under the Administration of Estates Act, 66 of 1965, and proof of life partnerships in the light of the Bwanya judgement. Other matters dealt with include who will be appointed as executors and when security will be required. CMD 9/2023 is effective as from 3 November 2023.

Click here for CMD 9/2023.

Click the relevant annexure to CMD 9/2023 to download:

Annexure A

Annexure B

Annexure C

Annexure D